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NYPL Ranks its Top Library Checkouts of All Time

Last modified January 13, 2020 at 9:41 am

As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, the New York Public Library released its top ten checkouts of all time. And some of the results are surprising. The list was culled from a variety of criteria, including historic checkout and circulation data (for all formats, including e-books), overall trends, current events, popularity, length of time […]

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These are the Top Checkouts at NYPL Branches on the Lower East Side In 2019

Last modified December 20, 2019 at 7:38 am

The New York Public Library just released every bookworm’s favorite year-end list: 2019’s top checkouts. This year’s favorite page turner from the city stacks was none other than the autobiography, Becoming, penned by former First Lady Michelle Obama. But Lower East Side branches opted for a variety of bestsellers this year. The Seward Park branch’s […]

Togo to go: Bronze Dog Statue in Seward Park is Relocated

Posted November 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

The bronze dog sculpture near the East Broadway entrance to Seward Park is easy to miss. Before its relocation last week, he had been buried in the brush, guarding the small children’s playground (i.e. the tot lot). Now, as part of the ongoing $6.4 million “Parks Without Borders” renovations, he’s on the move. So this […]

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Does this East Broadway Traffic Pattern Change Alleviate Bridge Congestion?

Last modified October 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

As part of the effort to address the logjam to the Williamsburg Bridge, there was a previous update to the traffic pattern near the Lower East Side on-ramp. Motorists can no longer turn onto Clinton Street from East Broadway during nighttime hours. New signs have been in place beside the signals. But has this simple […]

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Permits Filed for 30-Story Bialystoker Tower on East Broadway

Posted October 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two months after the former Bialystoker Nursing Home began its path to a gilded future, the birth of more luxury on the east flank has begun. Round Square Development (née Ascend Group) filed the first permits last week to construct a thirty-story tower at 232 East Broadway. It’s a jagged mess of condos that will […]

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East Broadway Yeshiva Hit with Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted August 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Metivta Tiferet Yerushalayim building at 145-147 East Broadway fell victim on Saturday to an apparent antisemitic act. A vandal scrawled this caricature of a Jewish man with the word “evil” written beneath. The graffiti was reportedly scrawled while Shabbat morning services were underway inside. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. […]

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After Years of Vacancy, Ernesto’s Spanish Restaurant Opening on East Broadway

Last modified August 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Way down East Broadway, at the corner of Montgomery Street, an upscale corner tenant is entering the fray. This after five years of apparent on-and-off storefront warehousing by a controversial landlord. Eater had the scoop last week, revealing that Quality Eats executive chef, Ryan Bartlow, is opening a new restaurant here at 259 East Broadway. […]

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Patient at Chinatown Methadone Clinic Slashes Security Guard in the Face

Posted August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

An altercation at a Chinatown methadone clinic yesterday morning led one patient to slash a security guard, police said. A patient of the Lower Eastside Service Center clinic at 62 East Broadway (west of Market) got into a tussle with the security guard onsite shortly before 10am yesterday morning. In response, the suspect reportedly slashed […]

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Luxury Conversion of Landmark Bialystoker Nursing Home Underway

Posted August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

No longer home for the aged, the Bialystoker on East Broadway is henceforth a lap of luxury. Round Square Development (née Ascend Group) filed the first permits last week to begin the conversion process. To renovate the “existing community facility” into condo units. The rooftop water tank was also removed over the weekend. You’ll recall […]

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Cafe Petisco Returns as All Vegan ‘Petisco Vegano’ on East Broadway

Posted August 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

After a four-month hiatus, the green revolution is complete at 189 East Broadway. Petisco Vegano, the next chapter in the life of Cafe Petisco, is now operational. It debuted yesterday after a short friends and family period. While still serving Mediterranean fare, the menu is now completely vegan, as previously reported. It offers faux shawarma […]

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